|The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme, led by North East Lincolnshire Council, have brought in world renowned leading experts in energy and resource efficiency to help businesses save money and reduce carbon emissions.|
|The Smart Energy programme has partnered with The Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS), a not-for-profit research institute located on the environmental campus in Birkenfield, Germany.|
Through the Smart Energy programme businesses can benefit from energy saving workshops that are delivered by IfaS.The workshops cover the latest information on technologies and renewable energy sources such as LED lights, Solar PV, heat pumps and much more.
If you are a small to medium business located within the Greater Lincolnshire area you may be eligible for the support! This is a rare opportunity for business to access high end expertise that would normally cost thousands of pounds.
Helen Norris, Programme Manager for Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire said :“We have one of best teams in the world at our fingertips and we want businesses to take full advantage of this opportunity.
“The best thing is the advice and support is absolutely free! IfaS run energy saving workshops every single month where businesses can gain the latest knowledge on how to save money and energy.”
As well as free advice and support the programme offers grants to help businesses invest in new energy efficient measures.
There are two grant options available. Subject to eligibility a £500 voucher that can be claimed after 12 hour of engagement is achieved, or for larger energy saving projects a grant of 38% to help cover the project cost.
The IfaS team also provide free one to one support for eligible businesses through onsite visits in which a tailored energy report is created for the company’s needs.
This is also a great opportunity for businesses to ask any questions or concerns they may have.Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £9.2m project that has been partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund to help support business to save energy.
The next workshops will be held on:15th January at the Europarc Innovation Centre, Grimsby, 8.00am- 16.00pm.16th January at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln, 8.00am-16.00pm.
If you would like to secure a place for the workshop please contact Jose Stewart on 01472 323658 or 07525798172.
Alternatively email Jose on: email@example.com.In order to be eligible for the workshop you must be a small to medium businesses located in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
For more information on the programme please head to our website at: smartenergygreaterlincs.com
A man was arrested in Cannon Street, Lincoln on New Year’s day following three incidents on the same street.
At 9.30am a man attempted to gain entry to the home of a woman in her 60’s.
At 4.50pm the same man exposed himself to a woman in her 50’s and again tried to access a property.
At 5pm the same man again exposed himself to a different woman (also in her 50’s) and was masturbating.
In relation to these incidents, Eurico Carvalhohalel (26) of Cannon Street, Lincoln has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure and two counts of trespassing on premises with intent to commit a sexual offence.
Carvalhohalel was also charged with a sexual assault which was committed against a female police officer while he was in custody.
He appeared before Lincoln magistrates yesterday (7 January) and has been remanded in custody until the matter will be heard at Lincoln Crown Court. A date has yet to be set for this.
If you experienced a crime of a similar nature at this location on 1 January, please contact us in one of the following ways:
• By calling 101 quoting the reference 354 of 1 January 2020
• By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please remember to put the reference 354 of 1 January 2020 in the subject box
• You can also contact us through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
THE NEW wave of agricultural revolution and insect farming are set to be key discussion points at the next Lincolnshire Farming Conference, to be held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Following a year that has seen a number of challenges for the Lincolnshire agricultural community, the theme of the upcoming conference will be ‘the future is now’. The event will see key experts running workshops and discussing how the industry can adapt to the modern world and its demands.
Simon Day, chairman of the Lincolnshire Farming Conference Committee, said: “It’s more important than ever that we explore the ways in which we can collectively make improvements in our work – especially when it comes to maximising use of our natural environment whilst also maintaining and protecting it.
“Lincolnshire is one of the biggest agricultural counties, so it is fantastic that we are able to bring together these industry experts on our home soil to discuss how we can look forward to the brightest future possible for the industry.”
The conference is open from 11am to 5pm, with refreshments being available alongside networking opportunities. Two workshop sessions will be held in the morning, with industry experts holding talks throughout the afternoon.
Workshop one – ‘Growing a healthy business for the future’ – will see Brown & Co advising on succession and getting the next generation into farming, Wilkin Chapman will cover how to make farms fit for the future and experts from HSBC UK will be sharing information on how to protect agricultural businesses from fraud and cybercrime.
The second workshop will focus on health, with discussions being led by Farmacy plc on healthy soils and cover crop work. Meanwhile the University of Lincoln will be covering healthy crops and management beyond resistance. Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water will also lead attendees in a discussion about how pesticide losses from yards and fields can be reduced, as well as how improving the health of soil can lead to improvement in the quality of water.
After lunch, expert talks will be held, including the future of what consumer consumption could look like, which will be discussed by Adam Banks, director of the Woven Network and Nuffield scholar. With mounting pressures on farmers in the UK to provide more sustainable food sources for both consumers and animal feed, Adam will explore the opportunities for farming insects. He will also examine the challenges that come with marketing insects as food to a western audience and how negative attitudes towards entomophagy may be overcome to take farming down a new path.
The fourth agricultural revolution will also be up for discussion by Sam Watson-Jones, co-founder of Small Robot Company. He will examine how farming, arguably the last analogue industry, is set to go digital, what the future of ag-tech looks like and how farmers can get involved in shaping this next step.
The keynote speech – farming beyond Brexit – will be given by Stuart Roberts, a third generation arable and livestock farmer from Harpenden. Stuart has served as Hertfordshire NFU County Chairman since 2015 and has service on both the East Anglian livestock and combinable crops board. He has also previously worked for Defra and the Food Standards Agency; has held senior management roles within the meat supply chain; and served on the boards of Red Tractor and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Simon Day continued: “Brexit is, of course, an ongoing political situation, and as such will be on the table for discussion again in 2020. The presentation surrounding Brexit from the NFU was very well received, so we’re looking forward to welcoming Stuart Roberts, NFU’s Vice President, to continue the conversation on what the farming world will look like beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.
“The objectives of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society are the furtherance, welfare and progress of the industry and all professions and trade connected therewith. The world is currently changing at an increasing pace, bringing with it new and varied challenges, particularly for our industry.”
Sponsors of the Lincolnshire Farming Conference include CLAAS, University of Lincoln, Woldmarsh, Streets Chartered Accountants, Househam, Anglian Water, Wilkin Chapman LLP, OMEX, Jelf, Brown & Co and BionatureUK.
A reception hosted by the Impact Group, the Society’s networking group for under 35s, will also take place from 5pm, after the conference ends.
Tickets cost £15 for adults, £6 for students, with members of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society free to attend once registered, including lunch. To book a place at the 2020 conference visit www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/lincolnshire-agricultural-society-agm-and-lunch2020
For regular updates, follow the Lincolnshire Farming Conference on Twitter @LincsShowground or join the conversation at #LFC2020.
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A rogue landlord from Gainsborough has been found guilty of unlawful harassment and misleading and aggressive practices.
Mr. Ragoopathy Naidu, age 64 from Monks Road, Lincoln appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court last week and was prosecuted for seven offences relating to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and the Protection from Eviction Act.
The charges were brought by Lincolnshire Trading Standards and West Lindsey District Council.
“Telling tenants to move out in an hour, demanding huge late payment fees and including misleading terms in tenant’s contracts were just some of Mr Naidu’s actions,” explained Tara Carter, Senior Trading Standards Officer at Lincolnshire County Council.
“Mr Naidu also got his tenants to sign a tenancy agreement and used the terms of the agreement to intimidate and take additional money from them. Nor did he use a deposit scheme to protect his tenants money.
“The requirement not to engage in unfair trading practices applies to all landlords, they also have a duty of care towards their tenants and those that choose to ignore this can expect to face legal action, just like in this case.”
Andy Gray, housing and environmental enforcement manager at West Lindsey District Council, said: “Cases like this demonstrate the importance for landlords to employ a level of professionalism when operating within the private rented sector. Legal processes are there to protect both them and their tenants.
“Occupiers have the right to peaceful enjoyment of their homes without unlawful and persistent interference from their landlord.
“Local Authorities will work together to ensure that appropriate protection is provided from landlords who engage in aggressive practices to intimidate or harass their tenants.”
Mr Ragoopathy Naidu will be sentenced in January 2020.
Police are investigating an incident in which three men exposed their bare bottoms in Hunters fish and chip shop on Lincoln High Street.
This occurred during a ‘Reclaim the night’ anti-rape march which took place on 23 November.
We are releasing the images of three men we would like to speak to after initial inquiries have failed to trace them.
If you recognise these men, or have any information please contact us:
- Call 101, quoting ref 246 of 24 of November
- Email email@example.com putting ref 246 of 24 November in the subject line
- Contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111